Press Invite/photocall: Playing out

What: Playing Out is the free and fun launch of Merton’s Free Play and Parenting Strategies
When: Saturday 27 October 2007, 1 – 4pm
Where: Lavender Park Pavillion, Steers Mead, CR4 3HL

To celebrate the launch of Merton’s Free Play and Parenting Strategies, Merton Council is holding a day of free and fun play opportunities and activities for children, young people and parents/carers including Team Extreme Skateboarders and BMX beginners course, inflatable slide, climbing wall, arts activities, Fulham Football Club football speed cage, circus skills, face painting and an under fives play area.

The Free Play Strategy outlines the partnership where young people, parents, council officers and community groups are working together to develop free play opportunities offering children and young people a range of choice.

Merton has also developed a Parenting Strategy which suggests ways in which information, advice and support can be provided to parents and carers to help them bring up their children.

Councillor Debbie Shears, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said:
‘These strategies sets out Merton’s commitment to working with families in order to give all our children and young people the best start in life.’